Murphy Family Legacy Society
Your support of Friends reflects your values – a commitment to public service and the desire to leave a positive impact on the world. Friends offers many different paths to support Truman Scholars: making a one-time gift, becoming a sustaining donor, joining our National Council on Civic Engagement or our Pay it Forward Society, or becoming a corporate partner.
Instrumental in drafting the legislation creating the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, Charles Murphy served as a trusted advisor and White House Counsel to President Truman. For approximately four decades, Westbrook Murphy has served as Special Counsel to the Truman Foundation, during which he has offered a firsthand connection to our namesake in sharing stories of and lessons from the Truman administration. Westbrook and Cindy Murphy have mentored countless Truman Scholars and have warmly welcomed Truman Scholars into their home and lives.
A gift left to Friends of Truman Foundation in your will, trust, or beneficiary designation is a way to ensure that your work in developing the next generation of public service leaders will continue. A commitment to public service and the next generation of public service leaders can be your legacy. We are thrilled to honor the Murphy family's impact on generations of Truman Scholars in this special way.
Who should consider joining the Murphy Family Legacy Society?
For people who want to create a legacy beyond their lifetime, the Murphy Family Legacy Society ensures donors that their charitable dollars will be used to help strengthen and build the next generation of public service leaders.
If you have made arrangements in your will, trust, or another gift mechanism to make a gift to Friends of the Truman Foundation, you are already eligible to be a member of the Murphy Family Legacy Society.
Why leave a gift to Friends of the Truman Foundation?
For many of us, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship provided important connections, meaningful friendships, and access to a community of public service leaders committed to bettering the world.
Most legacy gifts cost you nothing now. There is no immediate contribution required, and you can change your beneficiaries at any time. Once your family and friends are provided for, we hope you’ll consider leaving a gift to Friends of the Truman in your will or trust or by beneficiary designation, so your story is joined forever with the story of the future for public service.
A gift by will or trust is one of the most popular ways to provide long-term support for Friends work. You retain control of your assets during your lifetime and can change your beneficiaries at any time. You can complete your gift with just a few sentences in your will or trust.
You can make a legacy gift now that may reduce your taxes or capital gains taxes including a retirement plan gift, a life insurance gift, or by making Friends a beneficiary of a certificate of deposit, brokerage account, or another financial account.